Flying Dutchmen Coming Here....

posted May 26, 2016, 12:33 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated May 26, 2016, 12:43 AM ]

Avid followers of the wooden boat scene will know that 6 young Dutch boat builders from Amsterdam will be in Franklin constructing a 16 square metre sailboat at the Wooden Boat School from early November.  This boat will go on display at the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.

They are looking for home-stay hosts in or near Franklin who can offer one or more berths. Want to help? Call the AWBF office on (03) 6223 3375 or drop an email to

The classic Dutch boat in the picture is nothing like the boat they will be building, which is a 16 square metre which is not unlike our own beloved Flying Fifteen